French public holidays

What are the French public holidays?

These correspond to French national holidays or to religious holidays from the Christian calendar.

Museums and monuments are more likely to be closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. Be sure to check beforehand.

1 January: New Year’s Day

Between 22 March and 25 April: Easter Monday

1 May: Labour Day

8 May: Victory 1945

20 May: Ascension

30 May: Whit Monday

14 July: Bastille Day

15 August: Assumption Day

1 November: All Saints’ Day

11 November: Armistice 1918

25 December: Christmas Day

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